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Re: Upcoming Debian Releases

On Wed, 15 Jan 1997, Brian C. White wrote:

> > > * No bug reports older than 12 months at release time (bcwhite@verisim.com)
> > 
> > This is still debatable - some bugs are more serious than others.  Many are
> > requests for enhancements: these should be exempt from the 12 months limit.
> I never said otherwise.  People with such bug reports can do one of
> several things:
> 1) Mark it as "forwarded" -- This should be done for any "bug" that is
>    beyond the responsibility of the maintainer, which almost all feature
>    requests will be.  Of those that are not, most will be small enhance-
>    ments that can easily be done within a few months.  There are a few
>    exceptions to both of these cases, but they cover the large majority.
> 2) Mark it as "done" and keep a local copy -- As it is not truely a bug,
>    it could be removed from the tracking system and kept on a local "todo"
>    list.
> 3) Tell me (politely) that it is a feature request -- I'll remove it from
>    the critical list.  Once every three months it will be added again, but
>    one simple email and I'll remove it again.  I don't think a reminder
>    every three months that there is an outstanding bug report is too much
>    of a concern.
None of these things get the bug fixed, so what's the point of all the



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